this has been an interesting read for me.. as one who was an active member to one who is not so much anymore (but still do occasionally lurk ) i know for my own personal reasons for not being so active was.... well, life. I originally joined while in the midst of my divorce and it was a much needed outlet for me to be able to talk to normal (well, MY kind of normal anyways, lol) people and just be me. i met terrific people like dragon wench, bloodstalker, weasel, cm, scayde, and many many more who were VERY active back then. but at some point other things in life came in, like i had a baby, terrible break up, father died, major depression, and trying to maintain my new job i got while managing as a single mom to a child with behavioral problem that would get him sent home. Now 7yrs later ( holy crap! cant believe i have been a member here that long! ) life is coming to a normalcy to where i can try and enjoy internet fun and games again ( anoweenie romance anyone? lol) ok.. need to get back to my point. when going with the times and peoples lives change..... so do their preferences in what they do change (usually, not always). we are an ever evolving race and cant help sometimes to go to the newest latest and greatest thing. think about it..... are you doing what you thought you would be doing or be the person you were dreaming about 10 yrs ago? i bet at least 75% or more of you will say no. would i expect everyone here to still be here or be the same as they were 7yrs ago when i first logged into this site.... absolutely not.... change is what make people and life interesting and i like it that way. so where has all of GB gone? some are still here... some just lurk... and some moved on to go with something to accommodate and go with their life changes.